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Old 11-23-2013, 04:17 AM   #1
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Just got a class A... getting the decals removed and painted

Hello, I just got rid of my 24 year old, faithful and dependable class C rig. My wife and I kept a promise to ourselves and upgraded our RV and we are happy that we finally did it.

I originally thought we would get a DP, but once I started focusing more on the layout than the engine, I realized that I really couldn't go wrong either way. We finally decided on a 38' 2004 Damon Intruder that was very well kept up. We bought from a private owner and a pretty good price.

It drives just fine and the gas mileage is no better or worse than what we are used to. But... I pay for the gas and never look at what I'm paying. If I start doing that, I will never drive it.

Everything was perfect, except that the decals are peeling off the side very, very badly. Also, it looks like the bumper and rear cap has been damaged before and whatever shop did the repair really, did a poor job of patching and painting. It was just cosmetic, as if the previous owner backed into something. So we are getting it fixed before we take it anywhere.

Looking forward to getting a few nice things on it that we never could get on our old one. First thing will be the auto-start feature for the generator. Second thing will maybe be an additional 2 6-volt batteries to help with the boondocking in the desert that I like to do.

Here is what we got...



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Old 11-23-2013, 04:23 AM   #2
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I had it home for less than 24 hrs and immediately took it to the shop. It doesn't show in the pictures that well, but the decals are starting to peel off and it looks like crap. So we are getting them stripped off and repainted on. I talked with a bunch of places and ended up at RVReady4u in Temecula, CA. Its about a 2hr drive from where I live, but they made a good impression on the phone.

Here isthe current progress of getting the designs redone. We are changing up the colors just a bit as well.







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Old 11-23-2013, 07:03 AM   #3
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Sweet! Going to look great!
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That's why we got rid of our last coach and bought one that has full body paint. Congrats on the new coach hope it turns out to your satisfaction,enjoy!
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Nice purchase!

Be sure to post photos of the completed paint job, and a few of the interior too.

Happy trails.
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:12 AM   #7
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How do they make the masking tape bend so smoothly as shown in your pics?
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Nice purchase!

Be sure to post photos of the completed paint job, and a few of the interior too.

Happy trails.
Here are a few of the interior. Its pretty clean, especially for a 10 year old coach. Hard to justify paying more for a newer one when you find one this clean with only 23K miles on it.







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That nook in your bedroom screams comforts of home. I like the light interior colours. This though comes from a guy whose dining room set is golden oak with bisque fabric. Do you know how hard it is to get a set like that in the past few years? Update the TVs and aside from colour you'd be hard pressed to guess the age.

So did you go with turquoise and salamander?
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Congrats! I know what your talking about! We bought a 10 year old gas coach last year in Nov. We got everything we wanted too, except full paint!

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My initial look at your pictures set me back, all those wrinkles in the decals look really bad. The next picture cleared up the mystery, the MH is draped with clear plastic film_. That MH already looks like new.
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That nook in your bedroom screams comforts of home. I like the light interior colours. This though comes from a guy whose dining room set is golden oak with bisque fabric. Do you know how hard it is to get a set like that in the past few years? Update the TVs and aside from colour you'd be hard pressed to guess the age.

So did you go with turquoise and salamander?
X2! Looks like you really got a good one. There are sellers out there that have taken meticulous care of their MH's and are selling for one reason or another. It took us a while to find it too, but they're worth it. Our seller had already repainted the entire coach before putting it up for sale.
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Fantastic condition!
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Clean

Looks like a real clean one. hope to find one just as clean.
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